Undad trilogy pre-orders
Dark secrets, mental illness and horrific cravings in a series that wears its heart on its sleeve... and down the front of its shirt.

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Deaddy Issues
For folks who already have one book from the Undad series, but want to complete their collection! (The default inclusions for this tier are Vol 2 and Vol 3, but you can swap if needed). Includes all the digital rewards from the $29 Braaaaaaaain Food tier.
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Undad Volume Two (paperback)

More than just another zombie story, this stunning continuation of the Undad saga is about the challenges of being a good role model while being (literally) dead inside.

Brett Buckley was a normal family man once. When he unexpectedly turned undead, he found himself struggling to regain the love and respect of his wife and kids.

Now, not only is Brett in trouble with the law, but his family, his safety net, is starting to pull away from him. Suddenly alone and destitute, Brett begins to question whether he really can still have a place in his kids' lives without being a danger to them.

Undad Volume Three (paperback)

Note: Undad Vol 3 is currently in production, so limited preview material is available at this stage.

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Brett Buckley was a normal family man once. When he unexpectedly turned undead, he struggled to regain the love and respect of his wife and kids... a struggle he ultimately lost in a single moment of weakness that cost him everything.

As we begin Undad Volume Three, Brett, stuck in the limbo between life and death, has been estranged from his family for some months. And then one day, in the most horrific way imaginable, he is propelled suddenly back into family life to face his greatest challenge yet: becoming the primary carer for his children. 

More than just another zombie story, Undad Volume Three is about the challenges of facing down what really scares you, while being (literally) dead inside.

Undad Volume Three (digital)

Note: Undad Vol 3 is currently in production, so limited preview material is available at this stage.

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Brett Buckley was a normal family man once. When he unexpectedly turned undead, he struggled to regain the love and respect of his wife and kids... a struggle he ultimately lost in a single moment of weakness that cost him everything.

As we begin Undad Volume Three, Brett, stuck in the limbo between life and death, has been estranged from his family for some months. And then one day, in the most horrific way imaginable, he is propelled suddenly back into family life to face his greatest challenge yet: becoming the primary carer for his children. 

More than just another zombie story, Undad Volume Three is about the challenges of facing down what really scares you, while being (literally) dead inside.

Undad Volume One (digital)

More than just another zombie story, Undad is about the challenges of being a husband and father while being (literally) dead inside.

A chance encounter with a ragged homeless man leaves Brett Buckley with deep teeth marks in his arm, and a sudden ravenous hunger for living flesh. Unable to control these urges, he consumes the hamster that belongs to his son's class.

Fearing that losing his family might cost him the last of his dwindling humanity, Brett must win back their love and respect, all the while attempting to find his new place in the world and reconcile his vegetarian morals with his insatiable appetite for live meat...

Undad was a finalist in the 2015 Australian Shadows Awards for best graphic novel and was the first graphic novel to ever be highly commended in the 2016 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards.

Undad Volume Two (digital)

More than just another zombie story, this stunning continuation of the Undad saga is about the challenges of being a good role model while being (literally) dead inside.

Brett Buckley was a normal family man once. When he unexpectedly turned undead, he found himself struggling to regain the love and respect of his wife and kids.

Now, not only is Brett in trouble with the law, but his family, his safety net, is starting to pull away from him. Suddenly alone and destitute, Brett begins to question whether he really can still have a place in his kids' lives without being a danger to them.

Undad journal (digital)

This exclusive book is a handwritten account of Brett's experiences of unlife after death, compiled for the benefit of his family and safely stored until... the inevitable happened. 

This diary fills in the gaps between the issues of Undad, and draws out the subtext of the story. Brett records his innermost feelings in these pages, his deepest fears, and even outlines contingency plans that aren’t contained in the comics. Complete with photos, scanned documents and inadvertent blood stains from this tumultuous time in Brett’s unlife, this lovingly handmade journal is the perfect complement to the Undad series.

Delivered as a PDF.

Undad Volume Three bookplate

For backers whose pledge does not include a copy of Undad Volume Three, but who want one of the strictly limited signed bookplates regardless.

(Or for backers who want additional bookplates.)

Featuring the stunning artwork of MATIAS LAZARO, and signed by the entire writing team of Undad Volume Three: SHANE W SMITH, KATIE WALSH-SMITH, MIRANDA RICHARDSON, RYAN K LINDSAY and BIG TIM STILES.

Note that postage costs apply to this item.

Undad trilogy - behind the scenes content

We haven't skimped on this - there are hundreds upon hundreds of pages here. The bonus content for Undad Vol 3 is still being produced, but here's a partial list of what you'll get, based on the content that already exists for Undad and Undad Vol 2

  • Detailed scripts for every chapter (including some scenes and lines that never made it into the final versions)
  • Two successful grant applications. The Undad series has attracted funding from both Creative Partnerships Australia (2015) and ArtsACT (2018). You'll get both successful applications as part of this reward. 
  • Concept art, thumbnails, and unused art. Designs, reference material and work-in-progress from the many artists who have worked on Undad over the years.
  • TV bible and draft pilot script. In 2017 and 2018, Undad was adapted into a TV concept document. Here's the fruit of that labour, just for you.
  • An unpublished comic strip. Because we love our Undad puns.
  • Trivia and behind-the-scenes information about the creation of the book
  • And much, much more!
Backer bonus - bundle of Shane W Smith comics
  • The Lesser Evil (350 pages)
  • Peaceful Tomorrows (620 pages)
  • The Game (394 pages)
  • First 110 pages of Triumviratus
  • 4x Undad digital prints
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